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PlantFiles: Colorado Spruce, Blue Spruce
Picea pungens 'Bakeri'

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Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Picea (PY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: pungens (PUN-gens) (Info)
Cultivar: Bakeri

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Category:
Trees
Conifers

Height:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Evergreen
Silver/Gray
Blue-Green

Other details:
This plant is resistant to deer
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive braun06 On Dec 4, 2013, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This blue spruce is among the best cultivars at holding blue color along with hoopsii. The leaves are longer than on most cultivars.

Positive RicksNursery On Jan 27, 2010, RicksNursery from Colorado Springs, CO wrote:

Your description of the plant appears to be clear, concise and accurate.

However, is it "Bakeri" or is it "Backeri"?

Neutral slyperso1 On Apr 26, 2008, slyperso1 from Richland, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Bright blue foliage consistent throughout the length of each branch. Dense, narrow pyramidal form
Does best in rich, moist, well drained soil

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Peoria, Illinois
Yonkers, New York
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio



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